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Speaker Ryan Signs Bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act

Bill officially heads to White House to be signed into law

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Washington, December 8, 2016 | Tom Wilbur/Lynn Turner (202-225-3761/269-385-0039) | comments
Following the Senate’s passage of the 21st Century Cures Act on Wednesday by a vote of 94 to 5, the bill was sent today to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) before moving to the White House for the president’s signature. The House passed the game-changing medical innovation bill on November 30, by a vote of 392-26. Both Speaker Ryan and Senate Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch (R-UT) officially signed the bill at this morning’s Enrollment Ceremony.  

“This effort has always been about the patients, and I’m so glad that we could have our friend, all-star Cures advocate Max with us today. Not letting rare disease hold him back, this pint-sized dynamo has been with us every step of the way on the #Path2Cures,” said Upton. “We look forward to seeing President Obama make 21st Century Cures law next week. As Max said today, ‘Cures is more than hope, its action.’ Next stop, the White House!” 

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